Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip celebrate 73rd anniversary with sweet card from great-grandchildren

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip rang in their 73rd wedding anniversary with a sentimental gift – a homemade card from their great-grandchildren.

Buckingham Palace released a special picture of the queen, 94, and Philip, 99, joyfully opening a card from Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the children of the couple’s grandson Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.

In the sweet image, the royals flash a smile in Windsor Castle while looking at the colorful card embossed with the number 73 in honor of their anniversary on Friday. 

Elizabeth was only 21 when she married Royal Navy Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. She has been queen since 1952, ruling longer than any other British monarch.

Her marriage to Prince Philip is also the longest for any British sovereign.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look at their homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren in Windsor, England.

While Queen Elizabeth continues to carry out her duties, Prince Philip, 99, has retired from public life. With England under a national lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple is self-isolating at Windsor Castle.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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